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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jun 6, 2013 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learning to play guitar like Jorma.

Funny but what a coincidence here. Iam going to see electric Tuna for the umteenth time many more than I've seen the Dead. With that said I also have seen Bromberg both solo acoustic and w/ his big band .Just getting back into vinyl and picked up a double album of Bromberg's How Late Ya Play Till w/ a side taped from the Gtreat American Music Hall S.F.in 76'.I saw Bromberg w/ the big band at the Inn at Cotati or the Cotati Inn and was around the same time.Most of you know Jorma and David are very good long term friends and played both as openers and walk-ons. One show was at the old Capital Theater in Passic and Bromberg opened ,then Tuna close and David was asked to join in for some blazing blues.This I think was early 80's but might be wrong on the date.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 6, 2013 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learning to play guitar like Jorma.

Both of these guitarists share a common strong influence. Bromberg learned songs and style directly from Rev. Gary Davis, and Jorma still plays Gary Davis tunes.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jun 6, 2013 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learning to play guitar like Jorma.

At he Count Basie Hot Tuna show I stopped and talked w/ jorma for a minute or 2 mostly about guitars.I asked him if he collected Firbirds which was one of my favs when he played in the 70's.He'says he didn't collect them but does still have a couple never really satisfied but lately has
stuck w/ Les Pauls .That night he had a beautiful avocado green w/ a Bigsby Tremelo and now plays through only one small beautique Loius amp.As for his acoustic it was an electrified Taylor. G.E.SMith had a 3 p/u LP and a very old TELE.Brombergberg acoustics are Martins and his steady electric is also an old Telecaster.He did leave playing for some tears to learn how to make violins and I gues become a luthier.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jun 6, 2013 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learning to play guitar like Jorma.

There was a post on how Neil Young either sold out to the man or never did and did it his way. As musical tastes changed I saw this in Jorma sa well .When punk hit he tried it w/ a band called Vital Parts which sucked to high heaven.Not only did the music not fit anything he has done prior by he came out dyed flame orange hair and a giant Swastika around his neck.Now there are some who do know that symbol means a different thing to a totally different group of people. To his Jewish fans it was a slap in the face and his mgmnt was Jewish.w/o Googling it I think the east Indians reveared it as a symbol of strength or something of that sort.Still uncool and still the music was horrible.So others besides MrYoung have changed w/ the times sometimes good and for the most not so good.But still back to his roots at 70 something means longevity, numerous people he played w/ and there is one undeniable fact Jack and Jorma love to play....